News : Jazz


Jazz (11/05/2017)
New Release 'Inaugural Sound Clash' With Björkenheim, Sopko, James, Laswell, Yamaki
M.O.D. Technologies presents their Inaugural Sound Clash (For the 2 Americas) as a special one time only music encounter. Three guitarists, bass and drums, fire brand guitarist Raoul Bj顤kenheim from Finland, versatile guitarist Dominic James, based in upstate NYC, band leader for Angelique Kidjo, ...

Jazz (09/05/2017)
Fatherhood Has Put Saxophonist Jackiem Joyner In A Funky Mood
Delivering on his promise to "Evolve," the title of Jackiem Joyner's last soul-jazz album, the saxophonist became a father since his 2014 release, an elation-inducing experience that informs the music he wrote and produced for his new Artistry Music set, "Main Street Beat," due June 30. The first single ...

Jazz (09/05/2017)
Kenny G Surprises Delta Air Lines Employees At Delta Jet Drag Fundraiser Benefiting The American Cancer Society
Fighting cancer became a mission for flight attendant Jane Mitchell in 2015 when her daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer. On board a flight last month, she shared her story with a celebrity customer: saxophonist Kenny G, who serenaded passengers in her daughter's honor in a video that went viral. ...

Jazz (08/05/2017)
Nikka Costa Releases New Song Inspired By Long-Lost Original Sinatra Arrangement; New Album Out 6/2
American soul singer Nikka Costa returns with the eagerly awaited new album Nikka & Strings, Underneath and in Between due out on June 2nd via Metropolis Recordings. The album finds the celebrated soul, funk, and blues singer dipping her toes into a refreshing collection of songs backed by a luscious ...

Jazz (08/05/2017)
Meklit Premieres New Video "I Want To Sing For Them All" With Vibe Magazine, New Album Out June 23, 2017
Ethiopian-American artist Meklit has shared a new video for her single "I Want to Sing For Them All". The jubilant video is currently streaming on Vibe.com who describes it as "a beautiful medley of lush and rich sounds from the African diaspora that inspired the song." The track also features Andrew ...

Jazz (08/05/2017)
Keyboardist/Composer Roy Powell Leads Mumpbeak On 'Tooth' - The Prog-Rock-Jazz Power Trio's Sophomore Outing
On their followup to their formidable self-titled debut on RareNoiseRecords in 2013, Mumpbeak again conjures up memories of vintage King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Gentle Giant and other prog-rock pioneers on Tooth. Led by the innovative keyboardist-composer and Oslo-based UK expatriate Roy Powell, ...

Jazz (08/05/2017)
Featured This Week On The Jazz Network Worldwide: Vocalist, Jim Altamore Gives A Sneak Peek At His New Single, "do Nothing Till You Hear From Me"
Every artist has their muse. Basie and Sinatra resonated with me from an early age. Their natural approach to making music inspired me to pursue my dream of becoming a singer. Jim's father always appreciated the true American music art form of jazz and swing. Jim was led on the right path early ...

Jazz (08/05/2017)
Cuong Vu 4Tet Feat. Bill Frisell Performs Music Of Michael Gibbs On Ballet (RareNoise)
On the heels of his acclaimed 2016 recording, Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny (Nonesuch Records), and his 2014 collaboration with electro-acoustic pianist-composer and Director of the School of Music at the University of Washington Richard Karpen on their Ellington-Strayhorn tribute That The Days Go ...

Jazz (05/05/2017)
The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra Debuts With "Dreaming Big" On June 16, 2017
For many years, Brett Gold's artistic potential lay fallow as he abandoned early musical promise for success in the field of international and corporate tax law. But 25 years into his legal career, he changed course and reconnected with his musical muse, culminating in the June 16 release of "Dreaming ...

Jazz (04/05/2017)
Blue Note At Sea Sets Sail In 2018 With An Incredible Line-up Featuring 4 Nea Jazz Masters
2017 marked the initial sailing of Blue Note at Sea, a nautical musical collaboration between Blue Note Records, Blue Note Jazz Clubs and Entertainment Cruise Productions. Don Was, president of Blue Note Records and a three time Grammy winning producer has called this three-way production team "the ...

Jazz (03/05/2017)
Jack Gates - Bring The Flavors
Guitarist Jack Gates enjoys incorporating into his sound subtle musical stylistic traits, motifs and rhythms from around the world, which explains the title of his new album, Bring The Flavors. "Music can be like cooking where you add a variety of spices to come up with something new," he states. ...

Jazz (03/05/2017)
Jazz Pianist Ben Rosenblum Plays Mezzrow With Billy Hart & Curtis Lundy
Pianist Ben Rosenblum will perform music from his debut release Instead alongside a veteran rhythm section of jazz masters, including Curtis Lundy (Grammy-nominated bassist famous for his work with Betty Carter) and Billy Hart (legendary drummer with Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner and Herbie Hancock) at Mezzrow ...

Jazz (02/05/2017)
International Jazz Day 2017 Worldwide Celebration Concludes With Extraordinary All-Star Global Concert, Hosted By Actor Will Smith, In Havana, Cuba
Following thousands of events taking place in over 190 countries, International Jazz Day 2017 culminated in a phenomenal concert streamed worldwide from Havana's historic Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso. As the International Jazz Day 2017 Global Host City, the musically vibrant city of Havana ...

Jazz (29/04/2017)
Louis Hayes Makes His Blue Note Debut With May 26 Release Of Serenade For Horace, A Tribute To His Mentor & Friend Horace Silver
Legendary drummer Louis Hayes will make his Blue Note debut with the May 26th release of Serenade for Horace, a loving tribute to his mentor and friend, the great pianist, composer and bandleader Horace Silver. Hayes was 19 years old when he moved to New York City in 1956 and joined Silver's Quintet, ...

Jazz (28/04/2017)
Featured This Week On The Jazz Network Worldwide: Multi-Instrumentalist Walter Chancellor With His New Single "Paradise"
Walter is a wellspring of inspiration to not only his collective audiences but to those up-and-comers that want to be immersed in the mechanics of todays technology platforms, yet receive the organic know-how of bringing the human element to one's music. Walter Chancellor is not only a multi-instrumentalist, ...

Jazz (25/04/2017)
Trombone Shorty Announces Fall Headline Tour - New Single "No Good Time" Out Now
Trombone Shorty has released "No Good Time," the third single from Parking Lot Symphony, the Blue Note debut by the beloved bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower born Troy Andrews, which comes out this Friday, April 28. The shuffling, bluesy song was written by Troy and the album's producer ...

Jazz (25/04/2017)
Art Pepper's 'West Coast Sessions!' Continue With Lee Konitz, Bill Watrous Duets, From Omnivore On June 30, 2017
Laurie Pepper, widow of legendary jazz alto saxophonist Art Pepper, explains the West Coast Sessions! concept best in her liner notes for a pair of expanded reissues coming on June 30, 2017 from Omnivore Recordings. The rollout will include Art Pepper Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Volume 3: Lee Konitz ...

Jazz (25/04/2017)
Bachot Muna Jazzes Up 2017 With His Soulful New Single 'A Muto 'The Woman''
On his new single 'A Muto,' Cameroonian Jazz impressario Bachot Muna brings soulful, sexy vibes to heat up your snow-filled February in a sumptuous mix of Afro Soul and Latin Jazz. Bachot's music is like nothing else in the charts at the moment and acts as an irresistibly catchy soundtrack to life's ...

Jazz (25/04/2017)
New Location For Visual Jazz: Chor Boogie In La Jolla
Searching for some soulful illustrations? Monarch | Arredon Contemporary is honored to present Visual Jazz by San Diego County native Chor Boogie. The one-of-a-kind solo exhibition will feature over 20 original works on canvas, with an opening reception on Saturday April 29th 2017 from 5p to 8pm at ...

Jazz (25/04/2017)
Saxophonist Elan Trotman Adds Edm Beats To His Caribbean-Jazz Fusion
Saxophonist Elan Trotman is unwavering in his committed to wave the flag high for Caribbean music, but after releasing six soul-jazz albums and more than ten chart-topping singles that made him a permanent fixture on radio playlists, the Barbados native is "shaking it up" by going electronic on "Electro ...

Jazz (24/04/2017)
InterHamony Presents: Flamenco, Tango, & Jazz At Weill Recital Hall On May 11, 2017
Internationally acclaimed Russian-born American cellist Misha Quint will be featured in concert at Carnegie's fabled jewel-box Weill Recital Hall on Thursday, May 11th at 8pm. Under the auspices of the InterHarmony® International Music Festival, this season closer in Manhattan will be a varied evening ...

Jazz (24/04/2017)
Art Pepper's 'West Coast Sessions!' Continue With Lee Konitz, Bill Watrous Duets, From Omnivore On June 30, 2017
Laurie Pepper, widow of legendary jazz alto saxophonist Art Pepper, explains the West Coast Sessions! concept best in her liner notes for a pair of expanded reissues coming on June 30, 2017 from Omnivore Recordings. The rollout will include Art Pepper Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Volume 3: Lee Konitz ...

Jazz (23/04/2017)
Bria Skonberg's New Album "With A Twist" Available May 19, 2017
Vocalist, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg re-imagines it all on her new OKeh/Masterworks album, With a Twist. Coming off a recent Juno Award (Canada's version of The Grammys) for her first OKeh collection, Bria, Skonberg spins her cool and confident vocal style-and her sleek and timeless jazz ...

Jazz (21/04/2017)
James Litherland To Release Third Solo Album 'Βack 'n Blue'
Born in Salford, James Litherland's musical journey began in 1968 when he moved to London to join Jon Hiseman's Colosseum as lead singer and guitarist. Extensive touring and two albums followed on which he wrote a substantial proportion of the songs, before he left to form Mogul Thrash, a band which ...

Jazz (21/04/2017)
Meklit To Release New Album 'When The People Move, The Music Moves Too' On June 23, 2017
Ethiopian-American artist Meklit will release her new album When the People Move, the Music Moves Too on June 23rd with Six Degrees Records. The record was produced by Dan Wilson, whose previous work with artists including Adele, Taylor Swift and John Legend - as well as fronting the band Semisonic ...

Jazz (20/04/2017)
Tony Bennett's Daughter Antonia Bennett To Make Smith Center Debut In "George Bugatti's Piano Bar"
Antonia Bennett, daughter of legendary singer Tony Bennett, has been performing alongside her father since she could walk and talk. Some of her early performances were shared with legendary American icons such as Rosemary Clooney, Count Basie, Regis Philbin, and Don Rickles. Growing up with the likes ...

Jazz (13/04/2017)
Hamilton's Leslie Odom, Jr. Joins The Line-Up Of Grammy And Tony Award Winning Artists Performing On Blue Note At Sea '18
Leslie Odom, Jr., best known for his role as Aaron Burr in the Broadway smash hit Hamilton, for which he took home both a Tony (for Best Actor in a Musical) and a Grammy (for Best Musical Theater Album), is set to bring his jazz chops to the forefront when he performs with his band on Blue Note at Sea ...

Jazz (13/04/2017)
Superstar Harry Connick, Jr. To Sing National Anthem At The 143rd Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs Racetrack today announced that multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. will sing our national anthem at the 143rd Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The multiple Grammy and Emmy award-winning entertainer and host and executive producer of ...

Jazz (12/04/2017)
Guitarist Blake Aaron Is Sirius About Making It A "Vivid" Spring
Guitarist Blake Aaron has been featured multiple times on SiriusXM over the past week as part of Jazz Appreciation Month just as his vibrant new single, "VIVID," is preparing to bloom brightly. The third single issued in advance of his upcoming "Color and Passion" album, Aaron wrote and produced the ...

Jazz (11/04/2017)
Doug Woolverton & Little Lightning Presents "A Tribute To Miles Davis", 2017
Doug Woolverton & Little Lightning Productions is pleased to announce, Doug Woolverton's originally produced and live performance, "A Tribute to Miles Davis" coming back August 3rd for the 2nd annual performance to the Jane Pickens theater in beautiful downtown Newport Rhode Island! On an annual basis ...

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